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where jerry sandusky will come face to face with his accusers. some say the abuse happened in jerry sandusky's home and right now he is free on bail wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet and maintains his innocence. during tuesday, the prosecution has to convince the judge there is enough evidence to take the case to trial. >> jerry sandusky does not think it is going to get thrown out. even if only one of these kids is believed, that is a serious case. >> jerry sandusky will have the opportunity to testify. at least one man is preparing for what his attorney says will be a very difficult day. >> he has been told essentially tell the truth and prepare by simply trying to relax as best as he cool. >> reporter: they will likely be asked to recount what happened with jerry sandusky and will be submitted to tough questions from the defense. >> we are looking for them to tell us what happened and then we will look into how it didn't happen the way they say. >> and -- >> reporter: and mike mcqueary, it was his testimony that put jerry sandusky in a shower performing a sex act with a y
soldiers are dead after two army choppers crash during a training exercise. >>> jerry sandusky facing his accusers today. the men set to describe painful memories of how the ex penn state coach allegedly abused them when they were children. >>> and finders keepers. commenting on a drone that literally fell into iran's hands. on this "american morning." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> and good morning to you. it is tuesday, december 13th. i feel like it's a homecoming. >> a long time since the three of us have been together. >> good to see you. >> as usual a busy, busy news morning. breaking news now. four soldiers are dead after two army choppers went down during a training exercise. it happened a joint base lewis-mcchord in washington state. crash investigators are trying to find out what went wrong right now. pliv on the pholive on the phon crash site. what do we know? >> i'm watching the lights of the recovery teams that have been looking throughout the night to go in the grim task of recovering those bodies of the four aviators that lost their lives. still don't know what we
after getting all the intelligence they can out of it. >>> jerry sandusky faces his accusers in court today. they'll describe abuse suffered years ate at the hands of the former penn state coach. the judge will decide whether there's enough evidence to try sandusky on more than 50 charges of molestation of little boys. outside the courthouse in pennsylvania, susan, how many victims do we expect in court today to take the stand? >> reporter: you know, carol, it's impossible to say at this time. we know that there are ten victims referred to in that grand jury report and the prosecutors are aware of at least eight of them. look, counting up the numbers, there could be perhaps three to five victims who are able to take the stand today. alleged victims, to tell their story, and this is going to be fascinating, because for the first time we will hear likely in excruciating detail exactly what they say happened to them, and as you indicated, they'll have to do this facing jerry sandusky for the very first time, but it's not necessary for the prosecutors necessarily to put all of the alleged
. former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky to effaces more than 50 counts of child sexual abuse. -- he faces. >> the hearing will get under way at 8:30 this morning. it's not clear how many, but several of the accusers will take the stand. a judge will then decide if the case can go to trial. >> how many more children will come forward commentar? >> cui will hear their account of what allegedly happened today for the first time. >> there will be more of an adversarial process. it will be uncomfortable, but my client is ready to go forward. >> figure is sandusky is charged with more than 50 counts with boys as young as 10. he denies the allegations. mike mcqueary is the only a delta witness to an alleged attack on the child by jerry sandusky weber is testimony about whether he actually saw the assault is being called into question. -- whether his testimonymike mcqueary's testimony is being called into question. there's a good possibility that jerry sandusky could take a stand. during will get under way at 8:30 this morning. brianne carter reporting. >> court officials decided to
facebook wall. >>> also 20 minutes ago, a major development in the jerry sandusky abuse case, what the former penn state coach did in court this morning and an lawmakers are doing more to prevent child abuse. ktvu channel 2 news continues. . >>> well, good morning to you, welcome to a brand-new day is tuesday december 13th. >> a lot of low 30s, los gatos, 32 fair faction, there is another cold start to the day, highs will be in the 50s and we will have a lot of breeze and patchy fog. here is sal. >>> good morning, golden gate bridge traffic looks good, the caution lights are up, watch out for the lane workers and and we are looking at the drive through san francisco. san mateo the speed is going well on 101. >>> they managed to block workers who were showing up for their 3:00 a.m. shifts and this follows the day long protest from yesterday. >> reporter: well the truck drivers have started to lineup and if you take a look behind me... >> we are not going anywhere, we will be back and we are celebrating the victory, raise the glass or whatever it is you drink... [crowd noise] $[ app
to her parents after her arrest. >>> this is new video of jerry sandusky arriving in court. he will face his accusers and they are determining whether there is enough evidence to bring jerry sandusky to trial on molestation charges. the boys who are accusing him are scheduled to testify. >>> coming up, we willlary a senate hear -- will hear a senate hearing on anybody who suspects child abuse must report it to authorities. >>> they are asked to cease-and- desist after running a one man sperm bank. he did not take the precautions to prevent the spread of come many- í communicating diseases. he has fathered more than a dozen children from all economic backgrounds. >>> what are you looking at sal? >> well, we are looking at all the roads and we will go there right now and take a look at east shore, east shore traffic looks good, heading west, it looks good heading out to the mcarthur maze and bay bridge toll plaza. if you are looking at the bay bridge toll plaza, there are no major problems between san francisco and oakland. and this morning we are looking at 237. it looks good getting out
of the hour, here we go. first, ex-penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky heads to court but declines to faces his accusers. >>> even in today's economy, some young people are better off than when their parents were. >>> arrests along the border with mexico, they have plummeted. time to play reporter roulette. susan candiotti, let's begin with you. jerry sandusky waived his right to the preliminary hearing today. do we know why? >> reporter: well, what a day it's been, brooke. imagine 11 witnesses, including at least four alleged victims who would have taken the stand talk about in excruciating detail being molested and raped by jerry sandusky but they didn't have the opportunity to do so because he waited and, why? his lawyers explain that it was a tactical decision on their part, that, in part, because they would not have had an opportunity to try to challenge the credibility of these witnesses while they were on the witness stand because of court rules, then it just wasn't to their advantage. however, they certainly, it's true, miss out on an opportunity to interview these people,
case. jerry sandusky was about to face several of his alleged victims in court this morning that all of that changed. >> it changed because the hearing did not happen. the defense attorney and his client decided not to have it. it was a dramatic moment. it was also anticlimactic. for the first time, people had been expecting to hear from the accusers in this case, under oath in open court, talking about what they say jerry sandusky did to them. just an opportunity for a judge to say that there is enough for there is not enough evidence to move the case to trial. but late last night sandusky's lawyers said they made a decision to waive it. as jerry sandusky arrived at the courthouse this morning, there was no hint of the bombshell he and his lawyer would drop. the former penn state coach had waived his right to a hearing and there would be no testimony. a lawyer explained that it was a matter of tactics. >>today was a small part in the process. it would have been one-sided, the commonwealth's opportunity to present all of the allegations made. >> prosecutors say that they were ready t
. >>> face-to-face, former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky to hear his accusers today in court. >>> and shutdown, anti-wall street protesters trying to close west coast ports clash street protesters trying to close west coast ports clash with police. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, december 13th, 2011. >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. >>> we begin with breaking news, the deadly crash of two army helicopters in washington state. the two helicopters, based at ft. lewis mccord near olympia went down during a training mission last night. >> we're sad to report tonight that four army aviators were killed in an innocent with two army helicopters. >> two other service members were injured. the helicopters crashed in a remote training area south of olympia. the cause of the crash is not known. the army is investigating. >>> now the latest on the penn state sex abuse scandal and former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky. it's reported he continued coaching at a small pennsylvania college last year, even though he ha
against former football coach jerry sandusky. >> he is accused of molesting an endless. today some of them will go face- to-face with their alleged attacker. brianne carter joins us with a preview and the latest twist in the investigation. >> hearing expected to get under way at 8:30 this morning. it's not clear how many bud selig users in the states are set to take the stand. if a judge will then decided the case should go to trial. >> how many more children do you expect to come forward? pepsi will face several of his accusers this morning plan and we will hear for the first time they're accountable allegedly happened. this person represents alleged victim no. 4. >> there will be an adversarial platform. it will be uncomfortable, but he is ready to go forward. >> jerry sandusky starts with more than 50 counts of sexual offenses against bullets as young as 10 allegations that he denies. mike mcqueary is the only adult witness to an alleged attack on the child. but this testimony about whether he actually saw the assault as he told the grand jury or just hurricane it is being called into q
. >>> jerry sandusky, former penn state defensive coach, could have faced all the accusers in court today. instead, sandusky waived his right to today's preliminary hearing pleading not guilty. what does that mean? it means he's going to trial on charges that he sexually abused ten boys. sandusky's attorney explained why. >> one of the main reasons we wanted to have a preliminary hearing and the anticipated of having one is to cross-examine mike mcqueary in the allegations pertaining to number two. prior to today with various statements he allegedly has made -- >> mike mcqueary is the assistant coach who claims he saw sandusky rape a boy in the penn state showers, but according to his reports his account has now changed over time. >>> the army is trying to figure out what caused two helicopters to crash killing four soldiers last night outside of a training area at joint base lewis-mcchord in washington state. now the choppers were observation helicopters. no word on whether they collided or crashed separately. >>> finders keepers, that's the message from iran today about the captured u.s
, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. jerry sandusky, the former penn state football coach, accused of child sexual abuse, made a surprise legal move today. it was his first court appearance in pennsylvania. apparently, the prosecution did know about it. manuel gallegus joins us live now from pennsylvania to tell us exactly what happened. he has the very latest. >> reporter: well, it was a quick court appearance for former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky. for his accusers, some frustration but also a lot of relief that they did not have to tell their stories in public today. jerry sandusky walked out of court after waiving his preliminary hearing vowing to stay the course and prove his innocence. >> we're fighting it. we would like the property to present our side. >> reporter: his lawyer says this is a fight to the death and there will be no plea negotiations. >> we are not in any way conceding guilt. in fact, jerry is more adamant than ever in his innocence and in expressing his innocence at trial. >> reporter: 10 men accuse him of sexually abusing them when they were boys. sever
developments today in the child sex abuse scandal at penn state. the jerry sandusky is set to .ppear in court this morning he will face many of his accusers. is in pennsylvania with more. >> the hearing will get under way in a few of us in this in this town 10 miles state college. is a small town with a small corvallis. barce urt house.orv the judge will decide whether court may go to trial. least five of the alleged are scheduled to oath as to what they said it happened to them, did to them.ndusky have read about in the grand reports. the young men, now adults, were terribly sexually by a jerry sandusky, often times in the state football locker room owers. he has denied everything andy present. the victims will be brought in in all of the courtroom private manner. -- jerry sandusky has denied he will beand present. " you'll hear directly from his accusers. abc 7 news reporting. >> a with abc 7 for the latest case.s look for more of those reports our later newscasts on wjla. >>> d.c. police investigating a involving some of their own. it happened around 7:00 last in the 5300 block of northeas
. that's what killed her. >> jerry sandusky's accusers were about to make their sex abuse allegations in court when his lawyers stopped the hearing. armen keteyian is at the courthouse. john blackstone on what could be the future of space travel. a spacecraft that doesn't need a launch pad. and the jewels of elizabeth taylor on sale for the holidays. michelle miller reports $50 million will buy hollywood's gilded age. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, it's a you have to proposal-- no phones for drivers period. even hands free. a national ban on calls and texting while driving. the ban was recommended today by the n.t.s.b.-- the national transportation safety board which called phones a deadly distraction. we wondered how deadly and our research department found this: government records show that distracted driving caused 900,000 crashes on america's roads alone, injuring 417,000 people and killing 3,092. but elaine quijano tells us it was just one deadly crash that really got the attention of the safety board. >> rep
by jerry sandusky kept a half dozen of his alleged child sex abuse victims off the witness stand. hundreds of police, reporters, and lawyers gathered for the penn state coach's preliminary hearing. bruce leshan was the only washington television reporter in a courtroom. talk about a shocker when they canceled the hearing. >> reporter: yeah, no kidding. i mean, anita, you should have heard the reporters banging away on their laptops inside the courtroom trying to be the first to tweet it out. now attorneys for some of the alleged victims say waiving the hearing was an act of cowardism, but sandusky's lawyers say it was a tactic to avoid a hearing that was stacked against him. tight security, a mass of media, and jerry sandusky preparing to face the public testimony of five of the young men he is charged with abusing. >> stay the course. wait the opportunity to present our side. >> but the former penn state football coach failed to stay the course for this preliminary hearing. instead of listening while the young men detailed allegations of abuse, dating back to when they were 10 or 11 ye
coach jerry sandusky has decided against confronting his alleged victims at a preliminary hearing. our bruce leshan is in the courtroom. he joins us now live from pennsylvania with more information. bruce, what can you tell us? >> j.c., what this meant -- what this was about depends on who you ask. the attorney for one of the alleged victims says it is really another case -- another act of cowardice to decide not to have this hearing. another affect cowardice by a serial child sex abuser. but jerry sandusky's lawyer says it was simply a tactical decision to avoid a hearing that put the defense at a tactical disadvantage. jerry sandusky had been slated to be in court all day, confronted for the first time by the public testimony of at least five of the young men he allegedly abused. but within minutes, he was back out of the courthouse. his lawyers saw no advantage in airing more of the sorted details of decades of alleged child sexual abuse. >> we're ready to defend, we've always been ready to defend. today's waiver has nothing to do with conceding anything, there will be no plea negot
tomorrow. jerry sandusky will go to court for the first time. he is said to be dreading what is ahead. he will be surrounded by family and friends while a number of young men detail the horrific abuses that allegedly took place. >> reporter: it's likely to be a dramatic confrontation in just a few hours. jerry sandusky will face the eight men who originally accused him of molesting them. this is a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to move forward. prosecutors prom the testimonies will be explosives. for the first time jerry sandusky will hear exactly what his accusers have told prosecutors. he is charged with sex crimes against ten boys over a span of 15 years. taking the stand tuesday morning, the eight original young victims. >> young men who are resolute and who are going to come forward and tell a united story because the stories just are so strikingly similar over such a long period of time. >> reporter: they are expected to talk about meeting sandusky through the second mile youth program and what happened at sandusky's hand. the judge will decide just how much latitu
. >>> a surprise in the jerry sandusky case. he waived his right to a preliminary hearing and the charges he sexually abused young boys while the coach at penn state. it means where's one 10 closer to trial but the attorney said it's a tactical move. >> we would have heard a recitation of the allegations without realist -- realistically being able to cross-examine the witnesses who testified as to their credible. as all of you know, credibility is going to be the many factor in this case. >> fox 5s paul wagner was in pennsylvania for the hearing. paul, the strange tactical move, isn't it? they report usually criminal defends trying to slow things down, not speed things up? >> it's a strange move, brian, but not unexpected, to be honest with you. because a lot of times these preliminary hearings are waived. but, if you look at it from joe amandola's point of view, he succeeded this was a shrewd move on his part. instead of us talking about all of the witnesses and what they said about jerry sand offingo the witness stand, instead, we're talking about jerry sandusky and the holes in the state'
scandal. the former assistant football coach jerry sandusky walked out of the courtroom moments after his preliminary hearing was called to order. it is a move that will keep the accusers from having to testify for several months. craig melvin was in the courtroom today. he joins us live from there. >> reporter: good afternoon to you. it was flat out stunning this morning. we had been expecting to hear from a handful of the alleged victims here at the courthouse. as you mentioned, three minutes, roughly three minutes after the preliminary hearing started, there was a side bar and then all of a sudden we heard that jerry sandusky and his attorney had decided to forego that preliminary hearing. over the week the attorney that we have seen and heard from so very much over the past month said this preliminary hearing, what happened. just yesterday he said the preliminary would happen. apparently there was a conversation between amendola and the prosecution yesterday afternoon. the prosecution assured him that they would not seek to raise the $250,000 bail, and amendola learned that he would n
that in a pennsylvania courtroom. >>ets let's bring you up to speed quickly. jerry sandusky waived his right to a preliminary hearing and this will go straight to trial. we all were waiting for that preliminary hearing and that has been waived. he and his attorney decided to waive it. that's the big development in the jerry sandusky case. >> so much more news surrounding this. let's head to atlanta and kyra philips. >> what a busy morning already. we're talking about jerry sandusky in court and out again. he was expected to face his accusers but he waived his right to the preliminary hearing and here's sandusky just as he left the courthouse and he faced a pretty stunned media. >> stay the course, to fight for four quarters. we'll take the opportunity to present our side. >> we couldn't do that today. >> tell me why the preliminary hearing. >> i'll come back and answer your quefgzs. >> mr. sandusky are you looking forward? >> jason carroll was actually inside the courtroom, susan candiotti has one of the victim's attorneys with her. jason, let's start with you, if you don't mind. let's talk
:16. in just a few hours, jerry sandusky will be in the same courtroom as some of the men who accuse him of abuse. a judge is trying to decide whether there is enough evidence for a criminal trial. >> this will be a chance for both the accusers and the accused to share their stories. all of this will happen in the small town of bellefonte, pennsylvania, just miles from the penn state campus. chris knolls is there live with a preview. how is this expected to unfold today, chris? >> reporter: well, good morning. as you mentioned it, just a couple of hours, we do expect the preliminary hearing to start. it will happen in courtroom one of this courthouse in center county, pennsylvania where for the first time, jerry sandusky will come face-to-face with his accusers. ten alleged victims say jerry sandusky sexually assaulted them when they were boys. some say the abuse happened in sandusky's home. right now, he's free on bail, wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet and maintains his innocence. >> how many more children do you expect to come forward, jerry? >> during tuesday's proceedings, t
. in the minutes after the courtroom announcement the preliminary hearing would be waived, jerry sandusky left the center county courthouse telling reporters he would, quote, stay the course to fight for floor quarters and weight for the opportunity to present our side. sandusky's attorney then promised a return in and&explained the decision. standing at a podium in front of dozens of reporters, andandola said he and sandusky decided to waive the hearing when they realized the state had the upper hand and he would be unable to attack the credibility of the witnesses. >> when, in fact, the prosecutor, i think, correctly stated he would object to any questions i wanted to ask about credibility. >> reporter: in return for waiving the hearing, prosecutors agreed to share the evidence against sandusky more expeditiously and agreed not to raise his bail. >> today was a small part in a legal process. it was a part that would have been one-sided, which would have been basically the commonmost opportunity to represent all the allegations made without us having a chance to defend against them effectivel
. three weeks out, ann selzer will see new iowa and of course, as well. >>> jerry sandusky waived his right to hearing, hospitaling no t.o. go right to trial. he, of course, pleaded not guilty. sandusky and his wife returned home. you are looking live right now of his home. his attorney went back it the courthouse to talk about their strategy in the wake of this morning's dramatic developments. >> we're toward defend. we have always been ready to defend. today's waiver has nothing to do with conceding anything. there is no plea negotiations. will be no plea negotiations. there th is the fight to death. this is the fight of jerry sandusky's life in the hey, craig, great to see you. a lot of surprises. there was t was packed courtroom. thousands of people trying to get in and there was only a room for about a hundred. they were upset there was no show. >> it only took a few min pupts this week tend was said this preliminary hearing was going to happen. low an behold this morning, they changed their mind. apparently the decision was made yesterday. he spoke with the prosecution after the
of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> today's big story, jerry sandusky an hour away from coming face to face with half of his accusers the attorney for the former penn state assistant coach said he welcomes today's preliminary hearing on more than 50 counts of child sex abuse involving 10 boys. the accusers allege they were assaulted in showers, lockers or his home. he continues to defend himself against the charges. >> struggles with the idea he loves kids but when he says that people can interpret that as sexual connotation. >>> his attorneys will likely focus on reports of inconsistency. >>> that report claims a close family friend of mcquery claims he did not actually see sandusky assaulting that particular child he only heard what he calls sex noises coming from the showers. >>> vote on capitol hill, republicans ready to push a bill through the house of representatives to continue a cut. it forces work to begin on the key stone oil pipeline from canada to the gulf. president obama has promised to veto it. >>> some of the top stories this morning a police involved shooting in the distric
to confront jerry sandusky. what happens now in the penn state sexual abuse case. >>> and home for the holidays, an early christmas today. emotional reunions for hundreds of families who have sacrificed so much for their country. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> an agency of the federal government has decided texting, e maiming or talking on a cell phone while driving a car is simply too dangerous and should be outlawed in this country. all of it by all of us. this comes from the national transportation safety board. the ntsb, the very serious folks who investigate airline crashes among other things and their advice is likely to carry a lot of weight. they've determined too many people are dying because of distracted driving and they want it outlawed. of course, here's what they're up against, the millions of us who drive distracted on occasion, especially those of us who think we're fine, it's the other drivers that present the greatest danger on the road. it's about to become a bigger issue than it already is. we begin tonight with
. >>> former penn state football coach jerry sandusky faces his accusers in court this morning. there are new questions about what the prime eyewitness saw. >> going to college in california is more expensive than ever. one state lawmaker has a plan to save students thousands. >>> movement to turn california's top politician into part-timers. edew >>> high temperatures across the country in case you are leaving us today midwest to the south 50s to 67 around new orleans, 40s throughout the upper midwest into new england and around seattle and portland with 37 in denver, 58 phoenix. airports right now philly having flight departure delays from the northeast across the midwest rain around st. louis, kansas city, memphis showers and waterspouts around l.a. there could be delays there. check out our flight tracker at abc7news.com at the bottom. >>> an investigation underway after two army helicopters crashed on a washington base killing four soldiers. crews arrived at the scene 8:00 last night officials say the choppers crashed at joint base lewis-mcchord south of tacoma. it is not known whether t
not require shuttle buses to provide seat belts. >>> jerry sandusky will go straight to trial on child sex abuse charges. this morning in a surprise move he waived his preliminary hearing and avoided a face-to-face confrontation with his accusers. katie marzullo is here with the latest. this is unfolding as child abuse takes center stage on capitol hill. >> reporter: since there was no hearing sandusky was in and out of the courtroom in minutes. most of the legal drama unfolded on the steps of the courthouse. on capitol hill, lawmakers, advocates and victims talked about how to protect children. reporters shouted questions at jerry sandusky as he left the courthouse. he stopped and made this statement. >> we fully intend to put the best possible defense that we can do. >> reporter: sandusky's defense team insists there will be no plea and today's move was tactical. >> it would have been very help first lady to have had a hearing today but it was a trade off -- when we got concessions from the prosecutor last night about things we were going to do and things they won't to in the future we f
. >>mark: jerry sandusky has waived his preliminary hearing. this will send him for work to trial on charges of child sex abuse. his accusers were expected to testify today. >>reporter: new developments at the courthouse, the former assistant coach of penn state's university, a jury sandusky is accused of more than 50 talents of child molestation. he was expected to trial in a preliminary hearings, the judges was set to uphold the charges. sandusky are right earlier this morning with his wife maintaining his innocence in this matter on all counts. this morning, he arrived at the courthouse as and as soon as the proceedings started, he waived his rights to a preliminary hearing. that means that he will go directly to trial. one of the attorneys for victim number 1 is present at the courthouse and said all of that victim was not here, there are now 11 alleged victims in this case. they will be testifying unless there is a plea deal offered and accepted. as of today, there has been no plea agreement. the defense team cut is telling us, that any xi deal would mean life in prison for t
.com. >>> former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky waived his right to a preliminary hearing this morning just before it was about to start. the surprise move means his sexual abuse case will go straight to trial. as manuel gallegos reports the decision keeps his accusers protelling their stories at least for now. >> reporter: jerry sandusky walked out of court after waiving his preliminary hearing vowing to stay the course and prove his innocence. >> a fight for 4 quarters, we will wait the opportunity to present our side. >> reporter: the lawyer for the former football coach says this is a fight to the death and there will be no plea negotiations. >> we are not in anyway conceding guilt. in fact jerry is more adamant than ever in his innocence and expressing that at trial. >> reporter: 10 men accuse him of sexually abusing him when they were boys, several were expected to testify today. the lawyer for victim number 1, now 18, says his client is relieved. >> testifying means recounting and reliving those horrific experiences that he had to endure. >> sandusky's lawyer says h
, jerry sandusky skipped the preliminary process and his case is going straight to trial. he's facing charges that he abused boys. here's more. >> reporter: in a shocking twist, former penn state coach jerry sandusky is waiving his right to a preliminary hearing. as proceedings -- as proceedings got underway he says his -- his attorney said he is prepared to to go to trial. >> stay the course and fight we'll wait to present our side. >> we would have heard about the allegations and not not been able to cross-examine them. >> reporter: the prosecution says 11 witnesses were ready testify against sandusky and will at the trial. ultimately, the prosecution says those witnesses are been fet egg from today's -- are benefiting from today's developments. >> i want to emphasize what it would mean for the victims without creating a second record, and not having to go through the pain and suffering that's brought by a case like this. an attorney for one of the alleged victims who was set to testify agrees. >> i can imagine this is terrific for my client as well as the other victims who now don'
assistant football coach, jerry sandusky will appear in court in bell font, p pa. he faces 40 charges of rape, molestation in a child sex abuse scandal that involves 8 victims. he will face the victims this morning. a haiing, the prosecutors must convince a judge there is enough evidence to go to trial. sandusky says he is innocent. >>> it's a snowball effect following penn state. more accusations continue surfacing, at the aau in memphis, tennessee. two accusers say former aau president robert dodd abused them in the 80s. we talked to a local adult therapist who says penn state maybe a platform for victims to find their voices. >> its bravery and courage of people to come forward. >> dodd denied allegations when confronted by officials. he left the organization in november and police are investigating. the victims may learn to understand how the abuse has impacted their lives. >>> new details in to a fire that broke out monday night. it happened around 6:45, after 11:00 last night , the fire lit up again. crews got it under control. this is new video from the original scene. the fam
>>> good morning. jerry sandusky goes to court with at least five men who will testify today that the former penn state defensive coordinator sexually abused them. we will have a live report from the courthouse. >>> president obama wants to extent the payroll tax cut, but now he's threatening to veto a republican plan that would do just that. find out what else is in that bill and why the democrats don't like it. >>> with the last u.s. troops leaving iraq this month, we'll have former vice president dick cheney if he thinks the u.s. won the war and what he thinks will happen next. >>> and the russian billionaire who owns an nba team says he'll challenge strong man vladimir putin in next year's election. we'll hear what makhali prokohrav told "60 minutes" on this tuesday, december 13th. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning everyone. i'm jeff glor. >> i believe it is. you said december 13th and i realized we're only 12 days from christmas. >> the countdown is on baby. good morning. >> lots to get to this morning. we begin with morning with the swrarry sa
, jerry sandusky. he was scheduled to face his accusers and a preliminary hearing. his attorney at a different plan. >> jerry sandusky arrived at court, ready to face the media and also his alleged accusers, who were set to give emotional and damaging testimony. just as the judge called a court into session, sandusky and his attorney made a surprise move, waving his right to a preliminary hearing. >> based on our readiness, the strength of the case, i am not that surprised. >> after court was over, defense attorney said that they thought sandusky would not have the chance to define himself and they would gain nothing new from the testimony. >> we would not been able -- we would not have been able to present any witnesses, we would not have been able to present a defense. >> 8 of the 10 alleged victims were expected to testify, along with other witnesses. the men were expected to provide detailed accounts of the sexual abuse allegations against sandusky that date back more than a decade. >> the waiver means that the victims in this case, although they were ready to testify today,
. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. as many as 10 accusers may testify in the jerry sandusky hearing taking place in a tiny pennsylvania town today. it is unclear if sandusky himself will take the stand. and there are new questions about what a key witness, mike mcqueary, will say about what he saw and heard. >> extraordinary. today he will see up to ten accusers in court face to face. some of them seen for the first time. not clear who the accusers are. he will see them for the first time. an extraordinary moment in court today. >> people are guessing he will testify. that's not going to happen. >> you don't think he will take the stand? >> no. >> based on previous interviews. >> based on that. defendants don't testify at preliminary hearings. we will hear the stories of so many of the young men today. >> unbelievable story. >>> also on this tuesday morning, an awkward situation for mitt romney. during an old-fashioned campaign stop at a new hampshire diner, he sat down with a vietnam vet. instead of talking about the veteran's military background, romney was put on the spot
" -- courtroom drama. the young men accusing former penn state coach jerry sandusky of sexual abuse are set to meet him today face to face. >> prosecutors are ready to question every one of them in front of a pennsylvania judge. it's tuesday, december 13th. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. as many as 10 accusers may testify in the jerry sandusky hearing. taking place in a tiny pennsylvania town today. it is unclear if sandusky himself will take the stand. and there are new questions about what a key witness, mike mcqueary will say about what he saw and heard. >> extraordinary today he will see up to ten accusers in court face to face. some of them seen for the first time. not clear who the accusers are. he will see them for the first time. an extraordinary moment uncourt today. >> people are guessing he will testify. that is not going to happen >> you don't think he will take the stand? >> no. >> based on preachous interviews. >> based on that. defendants don't testify at preliminary hearings. we will hear the stories of so many of the young men today. >
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. if the charges -- and i say if the charges against jerry sandusky are true, and that will be for a jury to decide, he likely had a powerful network of enablers or at the very least countless people who had powerful interests in not believing the allegations against him. and yes, tonight that circle grew. take a look. this is the former home of thomas horman, retired penn state chief of police. he was living there in 1998. 1998, remember that year. today we've learned his neighbor back then just three doors down, you guessed it -- in the blue house, jerry sandusky. that's jerry sandusky's house there. not only were they neighbors, not only did their kids play and ride bikes together, they worship at the same church. this one called st. paul's united methodist. neighbors and fellow church members back in 1998 -- when the mother of an 11-year-old boy went to university police with a sexual complaint against coach sandusky. according to a grand jury report she said it happened on campus at a practice facility, sandusky allegedly touching the boy inappropriately in the shower. the investigation includ
in the sex abuse scandal. the preliminary hearing of jerry sandusky begins in just hours. >> it will likely take most of the day, as several young men, as many as ten, face their accu accuser. all this happening in the small town of bellefont. tahman bradley has details. >> reporter: today, for the first time, former penn state coach jerry sandusky faces his accuser. some will explain under oath how sandusky molested them. ben an degree yoz si says his client is eager to take the stand. but the large number of press in attendance will not make it easy. >> i know it's going to be uncomfortable. but he's ready to go forward. >> any victim that goes forward with these types of cases is incredibly brave. but they have to face the person they're accusing. >> reporter: in what could be a setback for the prosecution, one of the key witnesses in the case, penn state assistant coach mike mcqueary is being called into question. mcqueary says he witnessed sandusky raping a 10-year-old boy in the team showers in 2002. and that he told head coach, joe paterno, and penn state officials about it. now, a l
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